Free places (study places that are exempt from tuition fees) and grants at our partner institutions are divided evenly between the Spring and Autumn semesters.
At educational institutions that only have one free place per year, the allocation of student exchanges will be 1 February where the first semester starts in the UiS Autumn semester (North America and Europe) and 1 September where the first semester starts in the Spring semester (Oceania).
Students will be automatically assessed for grants/free places for the entire student exchange period for which they apply. For a new application for extension of a period of study abroad, students will not be assessed for grants/free places. When allocating free places, the applications will be ranked according to exam results and the number of study years.
Applicants with the lowest ranking points will then be given any free places. Average points are calculated based on a weighted average of exams taken, where A = 1 and E = 5 points. Ranking points will then be calculated such that, for each completed study year (60 credits) for the current period of education, 0.1 will be deducted from the average point.
Example of an average point:
A student with grades B (30 credits), B (30 credits) C (60 credits) will get 2.5 as an average point.
Example of a ranking point:
Jake has 180 credits with an average point of 2.5 when applying to go on an exchange programme. So a "ranking point" of 2.2 is given on allocation. Lisa has 60 credits with an average point of 2.5 when applying to go on an exchange programme. So a "ranking point" of 2.4 is given on allocation of places.
Guidelines for ranking applicants for limited enrolment to a study programme for a period of study abroad.